It’s not only the anniversary of Black Saturday that is being remembered today.

It’s 52 years since the devastating Black Tuesday Fires in Tasmania.

On February 7th, 1967, dozens of fires across the state developed into a firestorm.

Within a few hours, 64 people had died, 900 people were injured, and tens of thousands of hectares were burnt.

Journalist Tess Lawrence was a schoolgirl living in Hobart at the time of the fires in 1967, and still remembers Black Tuesday vividly.

She speaks to ABC’s Sam Wilkinson.


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